Peer Mentors


  • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help first-year students succeed at Hamilton
  • Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for first-year students (focus on a smooth transition, acclimation and a sense of belonging)
  • Serve as a resource for students new to the College
  • Participate in training, programs and activities
  • Attend individual and group meetings
  • Serve as a positive role model


  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior
  • Good academic and social standing
  • Reside at Hamilton throughout the fall and spring semesters (no study away/abroad applicants accepted)
  • Willing to learn and share information about the Hamilton College community, student life and campus resources
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Genuine desire to help their peers succeed
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn about different cultures


Peer mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Build close relationships with new students
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Guide new students through their first-year

For more information contact Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services Allen Harrison at aharriso@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4021, ext. 4021 on-campus.

Adapted from the Iowa State University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Multicultural Leadership Learning Community

Contact Information

Allen Harrison

Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services
Elihu Root House
315-859-4021 aharriso@hamilton.edu

Contact Information

Deans of Students Office

Elihu Root House
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
315-859-4020 315-859-4077
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